Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Coffee and 7's*, Aug 24, 2005.
He is really good.
I've asked myself the same question many times...i don't know...
I don't know why he was overlooked, but since he turned 20 there was no need for a team to draft him if they wanted him, just offer him a contract and sign him.
He tried out for the Bruins in 2003. I don't think they were impressed with hs two-way game.
This topic is like 2003 revisited.
The limit is 22, not 20, so if a team did want to make sure they got his signature, they'd need to draft him now and get the signature before he turns 22.
From what we've heard the last few years, it has nothing to do with Norwegian, and everything to do with attitude.
he has a bad attitude? thats hard to believe since DjurgÃ¥rdens IF like him so much.
So will he never go to NHL like some other good players? it whould be sad imo!
If anything, he has been praised by his coaches and the media for his work-ethics and attitude. I must admit Thoresen was much better than I initially thought he'd be. I see him in the NHL (or at least trying out for a team) in 2 years.
The Blues wouldn't take him 2 years ago when we were desperate for any kind of scoring prospect. We only have one or two now but then we had none.
Wasn't he rated high in his first draft year?
i believe he went to camp, prospect camp with the blues a few years ago right? maybe not
He even played in the top prospects game. I would sign him for the heck of it.
Didn't the Habs draft Streit 2 years ago when he was 25?
Thoresen has great potential. Works hard, he's tough, has a good offensive game and I don't understand why his two way game is in question. He's not bad defensivly by any means.
Yeah, his 1st draft year. We are the team who took Mike Danton too, so he must have a terrible attitude.
I've heard he is one of the selfish person in the world. So he's not a team player, and he has a very bad attitude.
MJ is right. Thoresen was a Bruins camp invitee who was promptly released.
Word on the street is that he is skilled, but is a one-trick pony and is more of a soft perimeter player than anything.
He is going to be one of those players who does a lot of good things in Europe, but who never makes it in the NHL.
I had the chance to watch him countless times a couple of years ago in the Q. He's soft, he's ineffective after a while, he doesn't pass too often and he's just not that good.
I saw him a lot as an overager and didn't see where the hype was coming from. I was more unimpressed because of the simple fact that he was an overager in a offensive league and wasn't very great.
Under the current CBA players over 22 don't need to be drafted in order to sign them. In the previous CBA you couldn't sign European players from Europe, if they weren't drafted. That's the difference.
I don't know who you were watching but he was awsome for Moncton...I watched him many times and he lived up to the hype for me he was a 1st round talent in my opinion.
Actually he was on the list for the blues in the rookie tournament as a tryout. But they passed for some reason.
I actually saw him play in Oslo this year against the NHL Stars team. It was the most booring game I've ever seen. Those NHL'ers were completely uninterested playing against the Norwegian League all-stars.
Never go much of a read on Thoreson although he obviously has good reach/hands.
Well, unless everybody at HF is a qualified scout, none of us know what we're talking about. I didn't like his game. You did. Oh well.